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PETER D. GERAKARIS

介紹 | INTRODUCTION

美國跨領域藝術家Peter D. Gerakaris於2003年獲得了康奈爾大學的藝術學士學位,並於2009年獲得了亨特學院的藝術碩士學位與托尼·史密斯獎(Tony Smith Prize)。Peter D. Gerakaris 的創作,如同萬話筒般的繪畫表現,裝置藝術和摺紙雕塑都結合自然與文化的議題。

展出的創作都永久收藏於各家機構,包括國家野生動物藝術博物館(傑克遜,懷俄明州)、美國駐加蓬利伯維爾大使館國家藝術博物館(非洲)、朔姆堡中心、Waskowmium,沃里克酒店(巴哈馬)和花旗銀行,以及一系列私人收藏,如Patrick McMullan、William Lim和Beth Rudin DeWoody。此外,Gerakaris創造大型公共藝術作品,分別由康奈爾科技公司授予的各種大型特定場地公共委員會(Cornell Tech)、薩里酒店(The Surrey Hotel)、波道夫古德曼百貨(Bergdorf Goodman)和Warwick Hotel Paradise Island Permanent Collection(巴哈馬),並榮獲紐約藝術文化大型公共藝術項目的創作機會,作品將在2019年裝置在PS101 (布魯克林Brooklyn)。


獲得了多項美國國家藝術學院的Ed A Win Austin Abbey獎學金和佛蒙特工作室中心的Clowes基金會全員獎學金,他的作品在全球各地的布朗克斯博物館(Bronx Museum),Wave Hill,Daniel Weinberg畫廊,FX-FOWLE展出。 紐約Google(Google NYC,),中國當代(北京),希瑟詹姆斯美術(Teather James Fine Art),各種藝術博覽會,Scope and the Doors Art Fairs(首爾),iSolAIR(佛得角群島,西非),國家美術學院和Mykonos雙年展(Mykonos Biennale),,同時也出現在“建築文摘”,“金融時報”和“W雜誌”等刊物上。


Peter D. Gerakaris 充滿力量的「後普普植物」風格刺激觀眾的眼球與內心,就像是透過流行文化的濾鏡去看後自然角度中的大自然。在這個自然與文化融合的空間中,藝術家熱衷於檢驗各種母題,例如藥用與有毒花卉、傳粉者、貓頭鷹,以及瀕危、入侵物種,給予作品鮮明的色彩,這些視覺層之間的張力呼應著與自然日漸脫節的社會。搭配熱帶色彩和萬花筒圖形的標誌性色調,Gerakaris 細緻交疊的細節創造出不盡的世界等觀眾來探索,藝術家偏好用非傳統的表現方式,例如圓形帆布(tondo)、摺紙和蜂窩形式,他的藝術品既可用作微距鏡頭,亦可用作顯微透鏡,讓觀眾透過形上學的角度看作品。

Gerakaris 以科際整合取向(Interdisciplinary Approach)囊括了多種主題,適用於紙張、壁畫、裝置藝術及摺紙雕塑上,無論是作為大型公共裝置藝術還是私人企業委託,他的作品都使人產生一股強烈的地方感。受到紐約市政府的公共藝術百分比企劃、Bergdorf Goodman百貨、康奈爾科技、薩里酒店屋頂花園委託的公共藝術都充滿挑戰,藝術家需要專注於單一場所,同時也要提供多層次的演繹給經過的不同觀眾。其中Gerakaris的許多計劃還包括使用ChromaDepth 3D眼鏡來創造出互動式又具空間性的色彩體驗。隨著觀眾體驗大膽的色彩與熱變換所反映的四季轉換與氣候變化,3D眼鏡更是向觀眾揭示了作品新一層意義。

Gerakaris的作品中不只鑲嵌著對藝術史的理解,還有對傳統畫法及手繪方式的熱愛,使作品自然而然模糊了數位與類比。無論是在「圖標(Icon)」系列中融合了傳統的金箔技術、拜占庭式筆觸和螢幕色相,或是在「面具(Masks)」與「熱帶主義運動(Tropicália)」系列中親手繪製出的拼貼似幻覺,都能看出超圖形之風格與人性化、理智的筆觸彼此調諧的結果。

深受長期於中國、中美洲、加勒比海和西非旅居而啟發,許多Gerakaris的作品主題,例如「熱帶主義運動(Tropicália)」系列,不僅質疑我們對天堂的假想,更影響了全球的話題。吸收了來自世界各地的音樂、圖像和觀點的影響,藝術家己身的多元性就如我們現今全球化的文明,如同大自然一般失控又混亂地成長著。

American interdisciplinary artist Peter D. Gerakaris earned a BFA from Cornell University in 2003 and an MFA from Hunter College in 2009 where he received the Tony Smith Prize.

Gerakaris’ kaleidoscopic paintings, installations, and origami sculptures engage nature-culture themes and are showcased in various permanent institutional collections including the National Museum of Wildlife Art (Jackson, WY), the U.S. Department of State Art in Embassies Program in Libreville, Gabon (Africa), the Schomburg Center, the Waskowmium, the Warwick Hotel (Bahamas), and Citibank, in addition to a spectrum of private collections such as Patrick McMullan, William Lim, and Beth Rudin DeWoody.Additionally, Gerakaris has created a variety of large-scale, site-specific public commissions awarded by Cornell Tech, The Surrey Hotel, Bergdorf Goodman, and the Warwick Hotel Paradise Island Permanent Collection (Bahamas). He has also been awarded a large-scale public art commission to be permanently installed at PS101 (Brooklyn) in 2019 through the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program.

Having received distinctions such as the National Academy of Art’s Ed- win Austin Abbey Fellowship and the Vermont Studio Center’s Clowes Foundation Full-Fellowship, his artwork has been exhibited around the globe at the Bronx Museum, Wave Hill, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, FX- FOWLE, Google NYC, Chinese Contemporary (Beijing), Heather James Fine Art, various art fairs such as Scope and the Doors (Seoul), iSolAIR (Cape Verde Islands, West Africa), the National Academy of Fine Arts, and the Mykonos Biennale, while also being featured in publications like Architectural Digest, the Financial Times, and W Magazine.

Peter D. Gerakaris’ energetic “Post-Pop Botanic” style tickles the retina and mind, presenting a postnatural vision of nature as if filtered through a pop-cultural lens. In this space where nature and culture converge, the artist passionately examines motifs like medicinal and poisonous flowers, pollinators, owls, endangered and invasive species, all rendered with vibrant coloration. The tension between these visual layers is meant to echo society’s increasing disconnect with our natural environment. With a signature palette of tropical colors and kaleidoscopic patterns, Gerakaris' meticulously layered details offer worlds within worlds for the viewer to explore. Favoring unconventional formats such as the tondo (round canvas), origami forms, and honeycombs, Gerakaris’ artwork serves as both macro and micro lens, transporting viewers through a metaphysical window.

Gerakaris’ interdisciplinary approach includes many thematic strands that traverse painting, works on paper, wall murals, installation, and origami sculpture. His work also engenders a strong sense of place whether experienced as a large-scale public installation or a private commission. His public installations commissioned by the NYC Percent for Art Program, Bergdorf Goodman, Cornell Tech and The Surrey Hotel Rooftop Garden embrace the many challenges of responding directly to a site, while offering multilayered interpretations for diverse audiences. Many of Gerakaris’ projects also include optional ChromaDepth 3D Glasses, which offer an interactive and spatialized color experience. The glasses reveal new meanings as viewers experience bold chromatic and thermal shifts that reflect seasonal moods and climate change.

Embedded with many art historic references and a profound love for the traditions of drawing and painting by hand, Gerakaris’ process inevitably blurs analog and digital. Whether synthesizing traditional gold leafing techniques and Byzantine brushwork with electric coloration in his “Icon Series”, or rendering the illusion of collage entirely by hand with paint in his “Masks” and “Tropicália” series, his work ultimately harmonizes its hyper-graphic quality with a human and cerebral touch.

Deeply inspired by extensive travel and residencies in China, Central America, the Caribbean, and West Africa, many bodies of Gerakaris’ work, such as “Tropicália”, not only question our assumptions about paradise, but also participate in a global dialogue. Having absorbed a myriad of international influences, music, iconography, and perspectives, the artist’s hybrid approach parallels a global civilization that is growing almost as wildly and chaotically as nature itself.

簡歷 | PROFILE

Born: New Hampshire, USA, 1981

EDUCATION
2009 MF A Hunter College, City University of New Y ork. New Y ork, NY
2003 BFA Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art, & Planning (AAP). Ithaca, NY
2002 Rome Program, Under the Auspices of Cornell University. Rome, Italy

SELECTED INSTITUTIONAL COLLECTIONS
National Museum of Wildlife Art Permanent Collection (Jackson, WY)
US Art in the Embassies Permanent Collection & Program (Libreville, Gabon)
Citibank Corporate Collection (New York, NY)
Warwick Hotel Paradise Island Permanent Collection (Paradise Island, Bahamas)
Denihan Hospitality Group Collection (New York, NY)
Shirley L. & Herbert J. Semler Foundation (Portland, OR)
City University of New York, Hunter College (New York, NY)
The Waskowmium (Burlington, VT)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (New York, NY)

SELECTED PUBLIC COMMISSIONS & AWARDS
2019 PS101K (Permanent Commission). NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs Percent For Art Program & School Construction Authority Public Art for Public Schools (Awarded in 2016, to be completed in 2019)
2016 The Warwick Hotel Bahamas (Permanent Commission). “Junkanoo Masquerade”, Paradise Island
2015 The Surrey Hotel Rooftop Garden (Commission). “Floating Garden”, New York, NY Cornell Tech (Commission). Kendal Henry curates “Tropicália”, Roosevelt Island, NY
2014 U.S. Embassy Praia & iSolAIR Program (Fellowship), Cape Verde, West Africa
2012 U.S. Embassy Libreville (Permanent Acquisition & Installation). U.S. Art in Embassies Program & Permanent Collection, Libreville, Gabon
2009 Tony Smith Award (Fellowship), Granted by City University of NY, Hunter College
Edwin Austin Abbey Award (Fellowship), Granted by the National Academy of Fine Art
2006 Bronx Museum of the Arts (Award), AIM 26 Program
2005 Clowes Foundation Full Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center
2002 The Edith & Walter King Stone Memorial Prize for Artists (Fellowship), Cornell University
2001 The David R. Bean Prize for Fine Arts in Rome (Fellowship), Cornell University

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 “Ventana 2.0”, Google NYC. New York, NY
2017 “Ventana”, FXFOWLE Architects Gallery. New York, NY
2017 “Masquerade”, Heather James Fine Art. Palm Desert, CA
2016 “Floating Garden Installation”, The Surrey Hotel Rooftop Garden. New York, NY
2016 “Tropicália Remix”, Armory Art Center. West Palm Beach, FL
2015 “Tropicália”, Cornell Tech NYC. Roosevelt Island, NY
2014 “Agora: Fantasia 1.0”, U.S. Embassy Praia & iSolAIR Program. Cape Verde, West Africa
2009 “Quattro Stagioni (M.F.A. Thesis Show)”, Times Square Gallery. New York, NY
2007 “Spectrumorphosis”, Wave Hill. Riverdale, NY
2007 “Natural Selection”, Kathleen Cullen Fine Art. New York, NY


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018 Forthcoming Group Exhibit, AHM Gallery. Taipei, Taiwan
2018 “Transplants: Greek Diaspora Artists”, Anya & Andrew Shiva Gallery. New York, NY 2017 “Exploring Wildlife”, National Museum of Wildlife Art. Jackson, WY (ongoing)
2017 “Call and Response”, Wave Hill. New York, NY
2016 “Fashioning Art”, The Surrey Hotel. New York, NY
2015 “Wild”, Gallery Nine 5. New York, NY
2014 “Art Matters!”, Curated by Grey Area for Bergdorf Goodman Windows, New York, NY
2014 “Le Revivre de la Biennale de Mykonos”, Galerie Vanessa Quang. Paris, France 2014 “Building”, Central Booking. New York, NY
2014 “Inspired: The Female Figure in Art”, Heather James Fine Art. Palm Desert, CA
2013 “Mykonos Biennale”, Mykonos, Greece
2013 “Art in Embassies Libreville”, Permanent installation at U.S. Embassy Libreville. Libreville, Gabon
2012 “Bad for You”, Curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody, Shizaru Gallery. London, UK 2012 “Flash Mob”, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. New York, NY
2011 “Pyeongtaek International Art Festival”, Pyeongtaek Hall. South Korea
2011 “January White Sale”, Curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody, Loretta Howard Gallery. New York, NY
2010 “Apertures” Feature Exhibit at Doors Art Fair. Seoul, Korea
2010 “Like a Rolling Stone”, Ana Cristea Gallery. New York, NY
2009 “Edwin Austin Abbey Fellowship”, National Academy of Fine Art. New York, NY 2009 “Another Damned Drawing Show”, Daniel Weinberg Gallery. Los Angeles, CA
2008 “Inaugural Show”, Heather James Fine Art. Palm Desert, CA
2008 “New York School”, Rohrer Fine Art. Laguna Beach, CA
2008 “Unframed”, Curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody, Charles Cowles Gallery. New York, NY
2008 “New Insight”, Curated by Susanne Ghez, Art Chicago. Chicago, IL
2007 “Scope Art Miami”, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. Miami, FL
2007 “Bridge Art London”, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts. London, UK
2007 “New York Horticultural Society Exhibit”, 26th St Armory, New York, NY
2006 “Melange”, Gavlak Projects. West Palm Beach, FL
2006 “Scope Art London”, Moti Hasson Gallery. London, UK
2006 “Toronto Art Fair”, Moti Hasson Gallery. Toronto, CA
2006 “Scope Art Hamptons”, Gavlak Projects. East Hampton, NY
2005 “AIM 26”, Bronx Museum of the Arts. New York, NY “Dai Ti”, Chinese Contemporary Gallery. Beijing, China

SELECTED PRESS
Art and Seeking. “Talking to Peter D. Gerakaris” & “The Artist & Collector” (2-Part Video interview) Fjords Review. “The Ventana Experience”
(READ)art. “Windows on the World: Ventana Series by Peter D. Gerakaris”
Wave Hill: Sun Room Stories. “Dense, Hot and Cool Harmonies”
Jackson Hole News & Guide. “Art Anniversary”
PREGAME Magazine. Featured Artist: Peter D. Gerakaris
MiND Magazine. Artist interview
W Magazine. “8 of the World’s Coolest Art-Filled Hotels”
Fjords Review. “Art Interview with Peter Gerakaris”
Cultured Magazine. “The Surrey x Art”
Art Report. “Artist Peter Gerakaris’ Artwork Seen Through a Post-natural Lens”
DuJour Magazine. “The Most Beautiful Thing in the World Today: A Rooftop Garden”
Architectural Digest. “Peter Gerakaris Brings a Tropical Art Installation to New York’s Roosevelt Island” Cornell Alumni Magazine. “In Living Color”
US Art in Embassies Catalogue. “Libreville: Art Collection of the United States Embassy”
Cornell Chronicle. “Alumnus Creates Tropical Installation for Cornell Tech”
AAP Cornell Newsletter Publication. Peter D. Gerakaris: Tropicália feature
Silence is Accurate Online. “Interview with Peter D. Gerakaris”
ARTLOG. “Kaleidoscopic Curiosities”
Architectural Digest. “Art and Fashion Intersect in Bergdorf Goodman’s Windows”
ARTLOG. “Art and Fashion Collide at Bergdorf Goodman”
Site Unseen. “Saturday Selects”
(READ)art. In the Studio With Peter D. Gerakaris
New York Fine Arts Examiner. “Nature Gone Wild”
dART Magazine International. “Like a Rolling Stone at Ana Cristea”
Palm Springs Life. “Don’t Miss Peter Gerakaris at Heather James Fine Art”
Artnet. “Chicago A Go-Go”
Financial Times of London. “Collecting: Come on, let’s all go to the fair”
The New York Times. “For Hopeful Artists, the Search to Be Just Themselves”
Bronx Museum of the Arts. “AIM 26 Catalogue & Essay”
TimeOut Beijing. “Dai Ti / RePlacement”
China Radio International (CRI). “Voices From Other Lands: Studio Fei Jia Cun”